Basement have shared “Stigmata,” a second new track from their forthcoming LP BESIDE MYSELF. Frontman Andrew Fisher commented on “Stigmata”, explaining “This was the first time I had tried a different tuning and the song pretty much came out all in one go. It felt really organic – in fact I think the arrangement on the record is the same as the demo I first showed anyone”.
BESIDE MYSELF is not a concept album, but themes throughout often relate to the inability of being comfortable in one’s skin. Being concerned about the future, troubled about the past, and how difficult it can be to exist in the moment. Produced by Colin Brittain and Basement themselves, and mixed by Rich Costey, BESIDE MYSELF marks Basement’s Fueled By Ramen debut and follows their 2016 breakthrough, PROMISE EVERYTHING.
Basement will embark on a run of intimate U.S. record release shows this fall. The headline dates, which feature support from Elder Brother and Pllush, kick off in Lawrence, KS on October 6th before heading west and ending in Portland, OR (see attached itinerary). Tickets are available now. For links and more information, please visit www.basementuk.com.
Basement performed at Chicago, IL’s Lollapalooza earlier this summer and have also announced a fall U.K. headline tour in support of BESIDE MYSELF, which will see the band joined by guests Joyce Manor (see attached itinerary). The tour, which kicks off November 16th, includes a London show at the 2300 capacity O2 Forum Kentish Town. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.
10/6-10/18: US Headline Tour with Elder Brother and Pllush
11/16 – 11/23: UK Headline Tour with Joyce Manor
22nd – Kalamazoo, MI – Audiotree Music Fest
6th – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
7th – Denver, CO – Moon Room
8th – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
10th – San Diego, CA – Che Café – SOLD OUT
11th – Los Angeles, CA – Hi Hat – SOLD OUT
13th – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
14th – Santa Barbara – Velvet Jones
15th – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
17th – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
18th – Portland, OR – Paris Theater
16th – Manchester, UK – Club Academy – SOLD OUT
17th – Leeds, UK – Stylus
18th – Glasgow, UK – Garage
20th – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
21st – Southampton, UK – 1865
22nd – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
23rd – Bristol, UK – WX